Tuesday, December 08, 2009
I have yet to watch the movie with Jack Nicholson, "The Bucket List" but I have seen snippets on the TV while surfing around.
It got me thinking... what do I want to accomplish before I am called up yonder?
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." Helen Keller"
I am very good at getting my dishes washed, making the bed, buying groceries and filling the car up with gasoline. (All necessary bits of life.)
BUT on my deathbed will I be wishing I had washed more dishes or took the garbage out on time, a few more times? Not likely.
Today I posted the Question Of The Day on the Victorian Tea Parlour Group site, 'what would you say is on your Bucket List?'
I have always wanted to be good at painting. I don't care if it is watercolours, acrylic, oil or mixed media. But I don't take the time to give it a try.
So much of my life is just like that example. So here goes:
- I want to write my own song. Heck, let's get it recorded on a disc!
- I want to try flying in a hot air balloon.
- For the need for speed, I'll give ziplining a try too.
-I would like to get married again. (There, that didn't hurt.)
-I would sew my own gown this time, I think.
-I want to see Washington DC in the spring with all the cherry blossoms blooming.
- I'd like to shake hands with Nelson Mandella
- I would enjoy learning how to host a radio show.
- Learn to paint a landscape.
- Read all the novels by Margaret Atwood
- My pastry talent is poor. I would like to make an edible apple pie with 'heaven;y' crust!
- I would love to learn to dive into a pool of water without looking like a train wreck.
- I would enjoy a vegetable garden with all my favourites: carrots, peas, green beans and beets.
- I would love to go to The Empress Hotel in Victoria for high tea. ($$$$)
- I want to learn how to sea kayak... I can walk to the sea for goodness sake.
- I'll give an all terrain vehicle a try. (Now, where is that sports bra hiding?)
- I'd like to visit England again. Let's tour London and some teeny villages too.
- I would enjoy making a stained glass window.
- Anyone want to teach me salsa dancing? I promise to focus.
- I'd like to take my sister and mom up to Alaska altogether.
- OK, I'd take my adult daughter too. Yeah, she'd be a blast.
- I'd like to drive an extremely expensive vehicle... I'm not picky. (Make it sleek and vintage.)
- I'd like to spend more time in a hot tub.
- I could be the author of a children's book.
- I'd like to hostess a tea party for my neighbourhood ladies. I think 15 ladies would be just about right.
- I'd like to be on a sailboat in the Caribbean for a weekend.
- I would enjoy visiting the world's best museums.
- Take my dad out karaoke singing again, on a weekly basis.
- During a walk in the woods, I would like to try using a video camera.
Maybe my list isn't as extreme or exciting as yours would be. Take a moment and imagine what you would like to experience before you are past your 'best before date.'
Got any ideas??
Thursday, December 03, 2009
No, this is not a new way to curb eating. I am typing at the computer at the same time my fellow is outside in the dark putting up the Christmas lights.
The important part is the "in the dark", as we have sunset around 4:15pm and it is now 7:44pm. The is D-A-R-K.
He will be on a ladder and he doesn't want any assistance.
If I sit in here, I feel it is wrong. If I go out there, I may say or do the incorrect thing... so I am between a rock and a hard place.
This could wait until Saturday is the sunshine, but tonight we had trouble constructing chairs from a box and they are going back to the store tomorrow morning... unassembled.
So now it 'light night' to work off the frustration.
sigh. I'm going outside to watch.
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Three guys pass away on Christmas Eve and are met by St. Peter.
St. Peter says, "In honor of the season, you must each possess something that symbolizes Christmas."
The first man fumbles through his pockets and pulls out two lighters. He holds them up proudly and flicks them on.
"What do they symbolize?" asks St. Peter.
"Ah! You may pass through the Pearly Gates."
The second man fumbles through his pockets and pulls out a couple sets of keys. He holds them up proudly and shakes them.
"What do they symbolize?" inquires St. Peter.
"Ah! You may pass through the pearly gates!"
The third man fumbles desperately through his pockets, finally pulling out a skimpy pair of silky woman's panties. He holds them up proudly.
Puzzled, St. Peter asks, "What do they symbolize?"
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I would like to wish all my Spark friends a very happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful weekend. You may be at home, you may get out visiting... whatever you end up doing, I hope you enjoy the beginning of the holiday season.
Up here in Canada, we celebrated Thanksgiving last month. Our harvest is earlier, so the tradition was decided on as an October holiday.
I will be thinking of your gettogethers and the sharing of family stories. If you are spending this time alone, plan to meditate on things you are thankful for.
Don't make it 'all about the food'. That gets us into trouble. You shouldn't deprive yourself of anything, but plan to keep an eye on the portions control. It can be a fun time of celebrating without stuffing too much down the ol' hatch.
May God bless you and yours this Thanksgiving!
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